It’s Pigsticks and Harold time and Benfield posed some interesting questions to their adopted author Alex Milway!
Dear Geckos and Iguanas!Hello again! And yes, Hololo is Pigsticks! Well done 🙂Here are some answers to your questions:1. When are you making another book and when can we expect it in the shopsI’m currently working on a book called Hotel Flamingo, and it will be out next Spring.2. Do you draw all of the pictures in Pigsticks and Harold yourself?Yes! I do all the pictures. Though I think some of you are easily good enough to help me now!3. Your life sounds so exciting – when and where are you going away next?HA! it’s not so exciting, although I must admit to never imagining my work would take me around the world. My next trip away is to sunny Brighton to see all of you, I think!4. Did you always want to be an author when you were growing up?No! Not at all. I first wanted to be a footballer. Then I wanted to be a musician. Then I wanted to be an artist. Then I wanted to animate and make cartoons. Only then did I realise writing children’s books was the perfect job for me. (And I still want to be all the other things, by the way… I still paint. I still make music, and I still love cartoons and animation.)And for this week’s task!I’ve attached a Pigsticks spread, which is illustrated, but lacks words! So here’s what I’d love you to do. Have a look at the picture and write a short description of the scene alongside. You could try writing this as a page of a Pigsticks story, if you’d like, building a story around this picture.Some things to think consider: why might all the people of Tuptown be standing in a tower next to a tall building? What is Pigsticks saying to them? And why isn’t Harold there – where might he be?You can be as silly as you like, I know I always try and think of the silliest reasons for things happening in Pigsticks’ world.Thanks!
We love these! Especially Harold eating cake – as we’re all partial to a bit of cake here at Team AAA!
Well done – super work Benfield!